D.Colo: No REP in prison cell or photographs of inmate’s body in a prison murder case

Defendant was charged with murder of another inmate in ADX Florence. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy in his prison cell from a search, and photographing his body was reasonable and not an invasion of privacy. United States v. Santiago, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190098 (D. Colo. July 22, 2016).

The officer’s testimony was clear and direct, and the court finds reasonable suspicion on the totality of circumstances. Two prior disciplinaries of the officer didn’t undermine his credibility because they were unrelated. United States v. Black, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151910 (W.D. N.C. Sept. 19, 2017),* adopting 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 153079 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 18, 2017).*

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